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Hirst, Brooke and Hirst

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May 1896.

of Airedale Chemical Works, Hunslet (1870)

of Millgarth Mills, Leeds (1908)

of Sheepscar Works, Leeds, 7, Telephone: Leeds 32561. Cables: "Hirst, Leeds" (1947)

1870 Wholesale chemist and druggist, Bishopsgate Street, Leeds, and Airedale Chemical Works[1]

1881 of Aire Street and Airedale Chemical Works, South Accomodation Rd, Hunslet[2]

1888 Manufacturing chemists of Leeds[3]

1893 The company was registered on 16 January to acquire the business of manufacturing chemists of the firm of the same name. [4]

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Ampoules, Tablets, Liver Extracts, Fine Chemicals, Galenicals, Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, Photographic Chemicals, Fluid Extracts, Penicillin Lozenges and snuff. Kits for Penicillin Cream, Veterinary penicillin Preparations, Compounding and Packing of Private Formulæ. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1283) [5]

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Sources of Information

  1. White's Directory of Leeds & the West Riding, 1870
  2. Kelly's Directory of West Riding of Yorkshire, 1881
  3. Kelly's Directory of Leeds, 1888
  4. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  5. 1947 British Industries Fair p136